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Hotel Sorrento (1995)

R | | Drama | 14 July 1995 (USA)
Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel ... See full summary »

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Meg Moynihan
Caroline Gillmer ...
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Pippa Moynihan
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Marge Morrisey
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Wal Moynihan
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Edwin
Ben Thomas ...
Troy Moynihan
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Dick Bennett
Dave Barnett ...
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Jane Edmanson ...
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Bill Howie ...
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Sam Newman ...
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Shane Healy ...
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Meg, Pippa, and Hillary are sisters who grew up in Sorrento, a small seaside town in Australia. Meg, who has lived in England for 10 years has just written a criticially acclaimed novel which she claims is entirely fictional. The book causes a stir in Sorrento and in her family when it is supected that the book is not as fictional as she claims. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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One sister's desire became the family secret.

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$91,170
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One of two 1990s Australian cinema films directed by Richard Franklin which were adaptations of Australian stage plays. The movies adapted from theatre plays were Hannie Rayson's Hotel Sorrento (1995) and David Williamson's Brilliant Lies (1996). See more »

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Hilary Moynihan: I smoked a really big weed one time
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A hotel of unjust criticism
8 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Here was a film I really liked. The IMDb user rating here is criminal. It's a surprise this movie is actually directed by Richard Franklin. I'm not gonna go into the performances, cause they're all great. This is one of the things that makes it work, where the characters bounce off each other, sometimes in sudden conflict, the characters here, objective and not hiding behind their feelings. Writer (Goodall from Disclosure) is one of three sisters, the famous one, who's returned from London to her seaside home of Sorrento. She's a novelist who's written a book, non fiction, as I can recall, about the place she grew up in, Sorrento Beach. The very realistic movie, is like one of these drama's, from which I never got bored, where as I said earlier, it's the interaction by the characters. There's comedy, domestics, and sadly tragedy for one of the family. The sisters resent famous Sis novelist too who suddenly pops back into their life with her kind of stuck up, English hubby (Bell, who I really liked), a critique sort, after a long absence. As though never going to Sorrento, the scenic atmosphere was beautiful, where you really felt part of it. HS is solid dramatic viewing, and is worth much more than a 6.6. believe me.


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